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Doris R. Jakobsh


This book offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India’s Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is necessary to examine this religion both in its Indian context and as an increasingly global tradition. While acknowledging the centrality of history and text in understanding the main tenets of Sikhism, the book highlights the religion’s origins and development as a living spiritual tradition in communities around the world. It pays careful attention to particular events, movements, and individuals tha ... More

Keywords: Sikhism, Punjab region, India, Sikhs, Sikh tradition, women, Punjabi Sikh society, Sikh migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835330
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doris R. Jakobsh, author
University of Waterloo